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      Aotearoa. Land of the long white cloud. Home to the Southern hemisphere's best mountain biking.
      Region Details
      • 856
      • 301
      • 1,015
      • 1,775
      • 324
      • 461
      • 144
      • 13

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      6,165
      Trails Mountain Bike
      5,226
      Trails E-Bike
      2,270
      Trails Hike
      4,190
      Trails Trail Running
      4,150
      Trails Horse
      150
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      62
      Trails Observed Trials
      42
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      11
      Trails Snowmobile
      37
      Trails Snowshoe
      30
      Trails Downhill Ski
      331
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      115
      Trails Nordic Ski
      76
      Total Distance
      7,151 miles
      Total Descent
      1,555,151 ft
      Total Vertical
      8,088 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,089 ft
      Reports
      55,700
      Photos
      25,064
      Ridden Counter
      1,051,269

      Outside+ Logo Articles

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      Situated on the northeastern shore of Lake Whakatipu, you'll find Queenstown, New Zealand's home of adventure.
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      Start planning a far-flung adventure with these 10 classic and soon-to-be-classic hikes.

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Riverhead Forest 36 131 8 1
      Whakarewarewa Forest 50 66 21 7
      Pan Pac MTB Park 28 45 11 2
      Glenbervie Forest 14 1
      Lake Mangamahoe 18 34 6 4
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      Popular New Zealand Mountain Biking Trails

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      Tahi Extension
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      New Zealand Mountain Bike Routes

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      Easy Tour
      Rangituhi Trail Park
      3 miles
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      19 miles
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      9 miles
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      20 miles
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      15 miles
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      6 miles
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      5 miles
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      21 miles
      Makara Peak: Middle Peak Loop
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      5 miles
      Makara easy-ish loop
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      7 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      Yesterday
      • 118 rides
      Past Week
      • 2,025 rides

      Photos of New Zealand Mountain Bike

      trail: SMC
      58 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 3:01pm
      May 4, 2021
      trail: Fenceline
      197 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 6:39pm
      Oct 22, 2017
      176 |
      May 6, 2017 @ 12:57am
      May 6, 2017
      trail: Old Exit
      453 |
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017
      trail: Old Exit
      570 |
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 3:06am
      Mar 23, 2017
      trail: Rollercoaster
      1,098 |
      Jul 31, 2012 @ 3:07am
      Jul 31, 2012
      278 |
      May 10, 2008 @ 1:46am
      May 10, 2008
      trail: Rollercoaster
      654 |
      Nov 15, 2006 @ 12:05am
      Nov 15, 2006
      | 2 comments

      Videos of New Zealand Mountain Bike

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      10 | Apr 26, 2022
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      74 | Apr 20, 2022
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      7 | Apr 9, 2022
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      79 | Apr 6, 2022
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      43 | Mar 27, 2022
      Mid & Lower Baywatch POV
      33 | Mar 27, 2022
      Upper Baywatch POV
      87 | Mar 27, 2022

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Whaimana
      Fringed Hill Nelson
      May 15, 2022 @ 12:42pm
      21 hours
      UnknownNMTBC NMTBC Closed for hunting operations
      Te Ara Koa
      Fringed Hill Nelson
      May 15, 2022 @ 12:42pm
      21 hours
      UnknownNMTBC NMTBC Closed for hunting operations
      The Classic
      Fringed Hill Nelson
      May 15, 2022 @ 12:42pm
      21 hours
      UnknownNMTBC NMTBC Closed for hunting operations

      Recent Trail Reports

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      French Connection
      Parihaka MTB Park
      May 16, 2022 @ 2:42pm
      -18166 sec
      VariableDried out heaps, the odd wet patch but...NewmarketMTB
      Link to Bully/Resurrection
      Parihaka MTB Park
      May 16, 2022 @ 2:42pm
      -18166 sec
      VariableThe steep bit up to the top was grippy...NewmarketMTB
      J-Pin
      Parihaka MTB Park
      May 16, 2022 @ 2:42pm
      -18166 sec
      VariableMostly awesome, the dropping berms were a...NewmarketMTB
      Entry to Drop/Vendetta
      Parihaka MTB Park
      May 16, 2022 @ 2:42pm
      -18166 sec
      IdealNo issues rode wellNewmarketMTB
      McKenzie
      Parihaka MTB Park
      May 16, 2022 @ 2:42pm
      -18166 sec
      VariableDrying out well, much more grip than last...NewmarketMTB
      Koupa
      Parihaka MTB Park
      May 16, 2022 @ 2:42pm
      -18166 sec
      VariableReally it's pretty slippery the whole...NewmarketMTB
      Wet Dream
      Parihaka MTB Park
      May 16, 2022 @ 2:42pm
      -18166 sec
      VariableSlippery most of the way but not wet...NewmarketMTB
      Southern Access Road
      Parihaka MTB Park
      May 16, 2022 @ 2:42pm
      -18166 sec
      DryPretty dry, easy to lose it on the corner...NewmarketMTB
      Pupurangi
      Parihaka MTB Park
      May 16, 2022 @ 2:42pm
      -18166 sec
      IdealMint, go ride it before it rains! The...NewmarketMTB
      Climbax
      Parihaka MTB Park
      May 16, 2022 @ 2:42pm
      -18166 sec
      VariableLooked slippery but was actually fine...NewmarketMTB

      Recent Comments

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      May 16, 2022 @ 12:40am
      9 hours
      user #1329290NewmarketMTBtrailGoetzee RoadDelete
      May 16, 2022 @ 12:40am
      9 hours
      user #2922254AndyvanmantrailChings HighwayWe rode it in the wet which made some of the...
      May 14, 2022 @ 11:09pm
      1 day
      user #2922254AndyvanmantrailChings HighwayThis is a great intermediate track that I...
      May 14, 2022 @ 11:05pm
      1 day
      user #3046832MonkeyBollostrailRollercoasterPretty fun. Blown out choppy trail from so...
      May 14, 2022 @ 7:58pm
      2 days

      Bike & Skill Parks

      nametypecityrating
      "The Gorge" Mountain Bike Parkbike parkNelson
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      Cardrona Bike Park NZbike parkWanaka
      Christchurch Adventure Parkbike parkChristchurch
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5,2246,135 miles1,269,852 ft2,693 miles6,335 ft
      #524,03655,317637834,800
      E-Bike2,2702,723 miles500,614 ft1,177 mile6,335 ft
      #510345,52314235,039
      Hike4,1906,076 miles1,060,062 ft2,504 miles8,087 ft
      #673447,8473020,160
      Trail Running4,1505,957 miles1,036,325 ft2,455 miles6,411 ft
      #612847,9025626,085
      Horse150226 miles27,372 ft92 miles4,249 ft
      #64617,660342
      Dirtbike/Moto62168 miles15,466 ft71 miles3,780 ft
      #4817,3921122
      Observed Trials4242 miles5,016 ft20 miles2,894 ft
      #4412630
      ATV/ORV/OHV1157 miles7,618 ft25 miles5,587 ft
      #917,38515
      Snowmobile3713 miles11,030 ft12 miles7,185 ft
      85
      Snowshoe3015 miles9,760 ft11 miles4,944 ft
      #241028
      Downhill Ski331121 miles120,085 ft105 miles3,809 ft
      #214602,620
      Backcountry Ski11562 miles49,117 ft45 miles7,014 ft
      #24141360
      Nordic Ski7636 miles23,156 ft25 miles5,709 ft
      6309
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